Description: Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar will undergo Tommy John surgery, according to manager Ned Yost, ending his 2014 season.
Insight: Hochevar, the 2006 first-overall pick, found his niche last season as a reliever, throwing 70 1/3 innings and posting a 1.92 ERAm a 0.83 WHIP and 82 strikeouts.
3/5/2014 1:01:00 PM
Description: Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar has a sprained ulnar collateral ligament and will be shut down for at least two weeks, according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star.
Insight: Manager Ned Yost said the best-case scenario is that Hochevar will be able to return by late-May or June, but he'll have to undergo Tommy John surgery if rest doesn't help. Hochevar, the 2006 first-overall pick, was a failed starter, going 38-59 with a 5.39 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP in his first six seasons, but he was excellent in relief last season, throwing 70 1/3 innings and posting a 1.92 ERAm a 0.83 WHIP and 82 strikeouts. The team was expected to give him another look in the rotation this spring, but that plan is out the window even if he is able to avoid surgery.
11/29/2012 11:30:00 AM
Description: Yahoo's Jeff Passan says the Royals are looking to deal starting pitchers Luke Hochevar and Bruce Chen.
Insight: Neither player had much of an impact in fantasy last season. Kansas City has already retooled its rotation this offseason by adding former Angels starter Ervin Santana.
8/21/2012 10:21:00 PM
Description: Royals righty Luke Hochevar had quite possibly the best start of his career Tuesday against the Rays. Hochevar twirled eight shutout innings, allowed just one hit and struck out 10 in a no decision.
Insight: Hochevar has displayed the potential that made him the No. 1 overall pick of the 2006 MLB Draft in short bursts over the course of his career, but he has always managed to follow up his success with crushing failure.
7/5/2012 9:47:00 PM
Description: Royals righty Luke Hochevar left his start early on Thursday after spraining his right ankle.
Insight: Hochevar (5-8, 5.14 ERA) scattered two runs and four hits before leaving after the fifth inning.
6/25/2012 10:55:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Luke Hochevar tossed a complete game shutout Monday night against the Rays, allowing just seven hits and one walk over 113 pitches.
Insight: He also matched a season-high by collecting eight strikeouts. Hochevar has now made it through at least 7.1 innings in each of his last three starts and hasn't given up a run since his outing June 14 against Milwaukee. Hochevar (5-7, 5.07 ERA) is pitching his best baseball of the season right now.
5/12/2012 11:05:00 PM
Description: Luke Hochevar shut out the White Sox over seven innings of three-hit ball on Saturday. He walked one and struck out five to pick up his third win.
Insight: Hochevar rebounded after giving up 16 runs in 6 1/3 innings over his previous two starts. While he offers some upside as a former No. 1 overall pick, owning Hochevar is just too risky, as he's given up seven earned runs or more in three of his seven starts this season.
4/25/2012 10:08:00 PM
Description: Luke Hochevar went 6 1/3 innings and allowed two runs on four hits and three walks with four strikeouts against Cleveland on Wednesday.
Insight: Despite what his 4.98 ERA seems to indicate, Hochevar (2-1) has pitched well in three out of four starts this season. His four-inning, seven-run performance against the Indians on April 13 is what is keeping that ERA high. In the other three starts, Hochevar has given up five runs in 17 2/3 innings (2.55 ERA).
4/18/2012 4:35:00 PM
Description: Luke Hochevar's start has been pushed back because of a left ankle injury. He's now scheduled to start on Friday.
Insight: Hochevar has yet to show us he can be anything but a backup fantasy pitcher. he was 11-11 last year with a 4.68 ERA and 1.283 WHIP and this season hasn't gone very well either. At this point he should not be on any fantasy rosters.
3/26/2011 7:50:00 PM
Description: Luke Hochevar allowed four runs over four innings today.
Insight: With a 5.88 ERA this spring he hasn't looked any better than he did in previous seasons. He is worth a spot in AL-Only leagues but that's it.
3/22/2011 11:18:00 AM
Description: Luke Hochevar was picked Monday to start the Kansas City Royals' season opener. 'I'm looking forward to it,' Hochevar said. 'I'm excited about the opportunity to get to do that and also the opportunity to prove myself. I think this year is a big year for me. I'm excited about it.'
SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: Hochevar won't get many wins pitching for the Royals and, with a career WHIP and ERA of 1.43 and 5.60, respectively, his value is limited to deep, deep AL-only leagues.
9/24/2010 11:02:00 PM
Description: Hochevar allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings against the Indians on Friday night.
Insight: Hochevar got the loss, and is 6-6 with a 4.92 ERA this season. (RapidDraft.com)
9/13/2010 8:00:00 PM
Description: Hochevar allowed two runs (zero earned) on two hits over five innings against Oakland on Monday.
Insight: Hochevar took a loss, and is now 5-5 with a 4.81 ERA with the Royals this season. (RapidDraft.com)
9/9/2010 8:05:00 AM
Description: The Kansas City Star reports Hochevar will start on Monday against Oakland.
Insight: Hochevar pitched in relief on Tuesday night against Minnesota and wasn't particularly effective, but he at least appears to be healthy now. (RapidDraft.com)
9/3/2010 7:50:00 PM
Description: The Royals have activated Luke Hochevar and Brian Bannister off the DL.
Insight: Both pitchers will join the rotation next week. They are strictly AL-Only material.
8/24/2010 3:05:00 PM
Description: The Kansas City Star reports Hochevar (elbow) is slated to start for Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.
Insight: Hochevar will reportedly throw a simulated game Tuesday afternoon, and is all goes as planned he will start for Omaha on Saturday and could return to the Royals before the season is over. (SportsBuff.com)
8/16/2010 2:46:00 PM
Description: The Kansas City Star reports Hochevar (elbow) threw 30 pitches off a mound on Sunday.
Insight: Hochevar will throw a 40-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday and further expand the arsenal of pitches he is able to throw. (SportsBuff.com)
8/3/2010 1:25:00 PM
Description: MLB.com reports Hochevar (elbow) is expected to begin throwing off a mound in a week.
Insight: Hochevar has been out since June 12, and is aiming to return in mid-August. (SportsBuff.com)
7/20/2010 12:50:00 PM
Description: The Kansas City Star reports Hochevar (elbow) has yet to resume throwing.
Insight: Hochevar has been sidelined since June 16, and looks to still be several weeks from returning. (SportsBuff.com)
7/17/2010 10:48:00 AM
Description: MLB.com reports Hochevar (elbow) underwent an MRI on his right elbow on Friday.
Insight: The results are unknown right now. Hochevar has been out a little over a month now with a sprained right elbow. (SportsBuff.com)
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